Sci-tech

by | September 28, 2018 | 01:26

Well, based on a new study led by astronomer Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, we now have some potential answers to the questions of where Oumuamua came from and what exactly it is: Oumuamua is most similar to a comet , and it most likely came from one of four star systems.

by | September 27, 2018 | 20:42

Lee Power Plant near Goldsboro, said Michael Regan, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the surprise development Sunday night in a news release. Officials had thought portions of the highway would continue to be underwater for days, but Cooper said floodwaters had receded faster than expected.

by | September 27, 2018 | 19:49

Florence has claimed at least 27 lives in North Carolina . Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good reported at the briefing that power has been restored to 1.5 million people; 150,000 customers are still waiting. He met Jim Pennington, the pastor of Temple Church, a Baptist megachurch, which has been converted into an aid distribution center, and stood by his side as they opened up the food distribution line.

by | September 27, 2018 | 15:21

Kirk has top winds estimated at 45 miles per hour Wednesday morning. The Met Office still advised that people pay close attention to information being issued on its website. "By Thursday or Friday, Leslie is expected to reacquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while the cyclone moves slowly eastward to east-northeastward over the north-central Atlantic", the hurricane center's outlook said.

by | September 27, 2018 | 14:26

The seals would normally come up to the water surface so they could better bite off chunks from an octopus by swinging them around wildly. "Eventually we were able to get it off", Mullinder said. The video caused a sensation on social media, with users comparing themselves to the hapless octopus, the seal or to Mulinder - or all three. The seal reappears around the flotilla of kayaks a couple more times before disappearing back into the depths, possibly to rearm with another cephalopod ...

by | September 26, 2018 | 01:06

National Weather Service data showed five of North Carolina's river gauges at major flood stage and five others at moderate flood stage, with the Cape Fear River expected to crest and remain at flood stage through the early part of the week.

by | September 25, 2018 | 23:56

Despite incredible some people, the beluga whale sighting has left others concerned for its health. After British Divers Marine Life Rescue were alerted, they confirmed the sighting, noting that the whale seemed to be " swimming strongly ".

by | September 25, 2018 | 22:41

Prime Minister Theresa May signalled on Tuesday that she would prefer a "no-deal" Brexit to the offer now put forward by the European Union , stressing that Britain needs to see counter-proposals from the EU to move Brexit negotiations forward.

by | September 25, 2018 | 02:25

While just the first two rovers have been deployed to the space rock's surface, the Hayabusa-2 orbiter still has a pair of rovers on board that it will deploy at a later date. Japanese space agency JAXA released the new images with a whole lot of excitement. Situated in an orbit between the Earth and Mars, the asteroid Ryugu is believed to be rich in water and organic materials, making it a ideal object for learning more about the possible extraterrestrial societies in the galaxy and maybe, ...

by | September 25, 2018 | 00:30

Hydro crews were at work this morning trying to untangle and fix fallen power lines, some of which snapped like twigs in the Friday tornadoes that hit the Ottawa area. The kindness of strangers has been playing a significant role in the aftermath of Friday's tornado. Shawna Tregunna tweeted a photo of pancakes saying she was cooking up hot meals all day.

by | September 24, 2018 | 17:02

Two robots from Japan's space agency have landed on a moving asteroid and begun a survey as part of a mission aimed at shedding light on the origins of the solar system. The main Hayabusa 2 vessel should near the surface in October, when it will shoot a tantalum "bullet" into the asteroid so that it can catch particle samples and return them to Earth.

by | September 24, 2018 | 14:41

Sutton Power Station. The rising river continues to overtop the north end of the cooling lake dam, a surface that is protected by a layer of compacted soil and cement. The group said the samples would be analyzed by a private lab to determine whether the gray muck contained coal ash. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said on September 20, that the dam containing Sutton Lake appears stable and they are monitoring the situation with helicopters and drones to react to what she called "an ...

by | September 24, 2018 | 06:13

A bit cooler on Sunday. Temperatures will only warm to the upper 70s but that is where we should be for this time of year. Lows will be in the mid-70s. advisory. Tropical Storm Kirk picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean Sunday, but late Sunday its winds fell to just below tropical storm force level.

by | September 24, 2018 | 03:35

The rovers move by "hopping" up to 15 meters (50 feet) at a time because the extremely weak gravity on the asteroid makes rolling hard. The spacecraft aims to extensively study asteroid Ryugu and will observe its surface with advanced camera and sensing equipment before heading back to Earth in 2020.

by | September 24, 2018 | 02:53

Both stars are so bright that they show up as vertical lines of white in images picked up by TESS' second and fourth cameras. Portions of a dozen constellations span the view, including Pictor the Painter and Capricornus the Sea Goat. It is unknown what conditions on these planets and if there's atmosphere, but scientists at NASA are very excited about the result, as the telescope began operations recently.

by | September 23, 2018 | 15:42

Tropical Depression Eleven is still expected to dissipate in the next day or so, without causing problems for land, the center said . Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity expected on Monday and Tuesday.

by | September 23, 2018 | 14:42

More than 15,000 people remain in shelters and more than 200,000 customers are without power across North Carolina because of Florence, which came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane , according to state officials. The city manager told CNN that 12,000 people are "in harm's way". Conway's city administrator told the AP that the South Carolina Department of Transportation told city officials that the damming effect of the barrier would be negligible, and that if the river crests as high as ...

by | September 23, 2018 | 08:37

Humidity and the spread of mosquitoes , providing excessive nutrition to the eight-legged creature population, may also have contributed to the unusual cobwebs smothering the plateau and its flora. Doctors Find Live Spider Spinning Webs Inside Chinese Man's Ear, Watch Video! Scientists say the arachnids are merely enjoying the attractive weather and availability of food, taking the opportunity to "party".

by | September 22, 2018 | 20:22

During the conference in Hawthorne, Musk refused to divulge the amount Maezawa paid for the mission although he said that the Japanese billionaire would be " paying a very significant amount of money ". As said, the artistic space trip is 5 years away. Maezawa is an important figure in the fashion industry of Japan, being the Chief Operating Officer and founder of the online fashion retailer platform named Zozo.

by | September 22, 2018 | 20:25

A giant web spanning 1,000ft has mysteriously appeared overnight in Aitoliko, a city in western Greece . Resident Giannis Giannakopoulos shared images of a "huge veil" of spider webs on Facebook earlier this week, adding that the spiders seemed to be catching and eating a lot of mosquitoes.